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Which of the Big 3 Responds Best to What Fans Want?

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Who Responds Best to What Fans Want?

Microsoft 10 11.63%
 
Nintendo 12 13.95%
 
Sony 64 74.42%
 
Total:86

a bigger thing you could listen to for Nintendo than the analogue nub on the 3ds would be the fact that the switch is region free.... also that day 1 their eshop now has 100% of releases available, many up there weeks beforehead for download and pre loading to your system for launch night.

Nintendo being so far behind what Microsoft had on offer with their online services was really something I'm delighted they got sorted out.

Achievements and Trophies would be cool... they're in some games like Smash and such with the wall of achievements in those games, but a system wide achievements system would show their really listening.

as for who listens/ed the best? Would have to say it's Sony, the PS3/4 are basically games machines through and through, with the ps4 it was designed as a cheap gaming machine (as in... it is cheap and offers gaming) but they made sure that pretty much every dollar spent on the machine was for gaming features, no gimmicks, just games and a controller.

As for the OP's list of "what fans want" really don't think there is a lot of fans torn up that the console can't play 4k UHD disks, I mean really how many of those are available now? in my area they're pretty much just in one store and a selection of them so limited you could count on one hand. And sure... you can go online and buy them, but if you have the internet you also probably have the ability to get Netflix with UHD 4k shows on there to cheer you up that the ps4 doesn't play those disks.



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I wish I could say Nintendo, but I can’t. Sony. I wish all 3 did.



Sony so much it's not even a contest. (Makes me wonder why I still keep supporting Nintendo all the time...)



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Sony. Not sure why. Just feels right to vote for them...



manuel said:
Sony so much it's not even a contest. (Makes me wonder why I still keep supporting Nintendo all the time...)

Why do you then? (rhetorical question)

Sometimes, we support certain things despite knowing their flaws.

And some of the things they don't "listen" to may be somewhat opinion-based. For example, I don't really care much for trophies/achievements. Sometimes I acknowledge getting a trophy on my PS4, but I don't think of it much after that as that's not usually the priority in my gaming experience.



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I think Miyamoto once said that Nintendo isn't doing what Fans want them to, because the people most of the time just want more of the same. Instead of doing that, Nintendo is trying to innovate and give people things they would have never even thought about. I find that to be quite a good approach, I really enjoy the things Nintendo is pushing out. Things like the recently released Labo are just things I would have never thought about myself. And I enjoy fresh ideas very much. That's why I don't even demand anything from Nintendo. I already know that they will deliver something good anyway.

But don't get me wrong, I also enjoy my classic gaming stuff and I love Sony for listening to the fans more often than not. So to answer the question from the OP: Definitely Sony. But what I'm trying to say is that I also love Nintendo for not listening to their fans most of the time. It's what makes them different from the competition. And that's ultimately the reason why I'm buying Nintendo consoles. If you know what I mean. =P



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OdinHades said:
I think Miyamoto once said that Nintendo isn't doing what Fans want them to, because the people most of the time just want more of the same. Instead of doing that, Nintendo is trying to innovate and give people things they would have never even thought about. I find that to be quite a good approach, I really enjoy the things Nintendo is pushing out. Things like the recently released Labo are just things I would have never thought about myself. And I enjoy fresh ideas very much. That's why I don't even demand anything from Nintendo. I already know that they will deliver something good anyway.

And that's mostly bullshit, because people have criticized Nintendo for legitimate issues and not their software(I.E. "Wheres my ocarina of time 3")

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Feels like Sony actually Listens to fan wants..... they might not "actively" be on twitter talking to people, but they are in the know about fans wants/needs. They do Surveys (and it feels like they have impacts) and they must have people going on forums ect.

MS might have alot of people on twitter talking to fans, telling them "we listen" "we know" "we ll work on it" ect, but it just doesnt show, often it comes off as Empty PR.

Nintendo? they go out of their way to ignore fans.
They do it there way, and fans can either like it, or not.
Fans dont know best, we ll show they what to like = nintendo.

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JRPGfan said:
Feels like Sony actually Listens to fan wants..... they might not "actively" be on twitter talking to people, but they are in the know about fans wants/needs.

MS might have alot of people on twitter talking to fans, telling them "we listen" "we know" "we ll work on it" ect, but it just doesnt show, often it comes off as Empty PR.

Nintendo? they go out of their way to ignore fans.
They do it there way, and fans can either like it, or not.

I think this is a bit of an exaggeration.

Why did Zelda: Twilight Princess came about? Because fans complained about Wind Waker not being the 3D Zelda game they were hoping for from the tech demo they saw when the GameCube was revealed.

Why did Breath of the Wild came about? Partly because of feedback from fans in regards to the linearity of Skyward Sword.

Even after many years of region locking, Nintendo allowed the Switch to be region free.

Nintendo rewarded early 3DS adopters with the ambassador program after cutting the price significantly in 2012 and sales improved, not to mention having help from great software.

You also got the Smash Bros. Ballot, which I'm sure you know what this means in regards to fan feedback.

Those are some examples of them utilizing feedback or at least showing they have listened.



Ganoncrotch said:
a bigger thing you could listen to for Nintendo than the analogue nub on the 3ds would be the fact that the switch is region free....

Yeah, but so was the DS. So why did they screw over their fans by region locking the 3DS in the first place after they already had a region free console?

 

OT: I think Microsoft might actually win this one for me. To be fair most of them listening to their fans is because of how bad they screwed things up to start with, but they still do make changes that fans want more often than the others. Unless Sony/Nintendo are planning on adding backwards compatibility soon... nope, didn't think so.



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